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Cottle, Thomas J.; Fain, Gerald S. – Journal of Education, 1998
Articles in this special issue explore the place of special education in the context of liberal democracy, describing why special education was created, what it was intended to do, and where it is headed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Democracy, Educational History, Educational Needs
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Elkind, David – Journal of Education, 1998
Describes and analyzes changing concepts of childhood and special needs education in the modern era, from the 17th century through World War II, and the postmodern era beginning in the middle of the 20th century. The "reinvention" of childhood in the postmodern era has included children with special physical needs and assured their right to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Childhood Needs, Disabilities, Educational History
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Weiler, Kathleen – Journal of Education, 1990
Education's role in the Allensworth Colony (California) is examined between the colony's founding in 1908 and its decline in the early 1920s. Allensworth was established by African Americans as a model community. Implications of the Allensworth experience and Black opposition to a planned segregated polytechnic institute are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black History, Black Influences, Blacks, Community Development
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Franklin, V. P. – Journal of Education, 1990
Community leadership roles taken by African-American educators between 1795 and 1954 are reviewed, including biographical sketches of several prominent Blacks. Educators were major figures in African-American movements toward specific cultural objectives. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Biographies, Black History, Black Institutions
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Gordon, Beverly M. – Journal of Education, 1990
It is argued that the insights of African-American scholars have had limited impact on the dominant paradigm of the White intellectual establishment. Examples are given of scholars such as C. G. Woodson. The implications of African-American scholarship for teacher education are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black Education, Black Influences, Blacks
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Findell, Carol – Journal of Education, 1996
Reviews the past 50 years of mathematics education in the United States and examines past and present reforms. The mathematics education community is trying to develop a vision of mathematics that will serve in the next century. Current curriculum materials based on these reforms present students with relevant problems to solve and require…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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McLaren, Peter – Journal of Education, 1991
Constructing an arch of social dreaming means developing a politics of difference that actively contests the devaluation of persons relegated as "others." In this connection, features of critical pedagogy, the role it plays in the struggle against current neoconservatism, and the importance of language are considered. (SLD)
Descriptors: Conservatism, Cultural Awareness, Educational History, Educational Theories
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Kaminsky, James S. – Journal of Education, 1992
Presents a new history of philosophy of education that maintains that dialogs of educational philosophy cannot be understood without reference to the intellectual, political, and social movements of the time. Individuals inside and outside the inner circle of education are considered, and literature only tacitly philosophical is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Educational Theories
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Deever, Bryan – Journal of Education, 1992
Argues that the power arrangements existing in schools before integration were the same as those existing after integration, with only the pathways of articulation different. One modality supporting segregation was replaced with another; both were supported by the discursive practice of grouping students by native intelligence. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Classroom Desegregation, Desegregation Effects, Educational History
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Shen, Anping – Journal of Education, 1994
Discusses teacher education reform and development during the Chinese Reform Era since 1978, and explains why it is so difficult to implement reforms in China. The author focuses on preservice teacher education provided at teachers' colleges or normal universities and the shift of China's resources and attention away from teacher preparation. (GR)
Descriptors: Chinese, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History